Grad party shooting suspect pleads not guilty

July 2, 2008 8:47:27 AM PDT
The 18-year-old woman accused of fatally shooting another 18-year-old at a graduation party in Newark has pleaded not guilty.Nicole Guyette wore a dark green prison jumpsuit as she made her first court appearance Wednesday since surrendering Saturday night.

She answered several questions with only "yes" or "no" responses. Bail was continued at $500,000 by state Superior Court Judge Donald J. Volkert Jr.

Guyette faces murder and other offenses in the slaying of Sujeiti (sue-HAY'-tee) Ocasio on Friday.

Ocasio was slain just hours after graduating from Newark's Barringer High School.

Authorities say the two had a dispute before the shooting.